Additionally, there is a $100 dollar giveaway going on over at
Now that I've told you about the action going on let me fill you in on a little bit of gossip. Graphic 45 has a new paper pack being released next month and its called "French Country". I got a sneak peek and I fell in love with that paper. It has the warm colors that would work perfectly as a masculine mini album so of course I just had to have it. The only person I could find taking preorders is Fran of Frantic Stampers, so if you're looking to get it for yourself go give Fran a holla and she'll hook you right on up.
Now, on to my happenings. If you'd like to learn a few new and neat techniques check out "Natasha" on "Moments of Tranquility". She has shared several really cool techniques such as ribbon lacing which I decided to give a go. Check out the result.
The ribbon is from Michaels and I think the brand is Offray. The flowers are Recollections and the stems I got from the bridal section at Hobby Lobby (on sale for $2..what a deal for me). The pearls are Recollections and I think the paper was from Tim Holtz "Shabby Chic" paper pack.
The sentiment is one I got from Hobby Lobby and I can't read who it belongs to...it appears to be worn off. Guess this stamp gets a lot of use.
Below is a better view of what it says. Eventually I mounted this to a white mat and then adhered that to a Burgundy 6x6 card base. Unfortunately, I didn't have room on my media card to take any more photos.
I had fun with this and as you can see I even added a little stitching to add just a bit of vintage flair. I think I'll enter this card in a few challenges below:
2 Sisters Challenge #125 - Anything Goes (Jan 11th)
Kadoodle Doodles Challenge #153- Vintage (Jan 13th)
Papertake Weekly - Anything New (Jan 14th)
Stampin Dragon Designs - Anything Goes (Jan 17th)
Pause Dream Enjoy (PDE) - Use Ribbons (Jan 20th)
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